The American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACB-Ohio) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit membership organization incorporated in Ohio with offices in Columbus. ACB-ohio is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ohioans who are blind or visually impaired. Our members include both persons who are blind and visually impaired as well as people who are fully sighted, all working together to achieve our goals.
ACBO is heavily committed to advocacy on the local, state, and federal levels for greater understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and visually impaired people. We direct our efforts and advocacy toward education, information, legislation, and other activities designed to enhance the life styles of people who are blind or visually impaired.
ACBO is one of more than 71 state and special-interest affiliates of the American Council of the Blind, a national organization that was founded in 1961, but many of its local chapters have history dating back to the 1880s.
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually impaired Ohioans.